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Romney tries to sidestep tax furor he ignited

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, holds up a poster of his father George Romney, which was given him to sign, as he campaigned at Andrews Field House at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney tried doggedly Wednesday to...

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NJ gov starts selling tax cut plan to the people

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question in Voorhees, N.J., during a town hall meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. One day after his State Of the State Address, Christie is taking his proposed income tax cut to New Jersey taxpayers with a town hall...

Man who took Rockefeller name faces murder charge

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German immigrant who masqueraded as a member of the famous Rockefeller family, appears as he in handcuffed during a preliminary court hearing in Alhambra, Calif. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Gerhartsreiter a convicted kidnapper...

GOP campaign rhetoric raising racial concerns

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate. former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, greet supporters at the Christ Central Community Center in Winnsboro, S.C., Wednesday, Jan., 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP)...

Widespread snowstorm wallops Pacific Northwest

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A winter snow inspires Lincoln neighborhood residents to take an early morning walk Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012 in Vancouver, Wash. The National Weather Service scaled back the amount expected in western Washington but said it would still be a significant event....

Abdul-Jabbar thrilled with ambassador appointment

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs after receiving a Los Angeles Lakers basketball jersey as a gift from global cultural ambassador and former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the State Department in...

No Wikipedia? What if the Internet went down?

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This screen shot shows the home page Google.com. A campaign whose backers include tech heavyweights like Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. has successfully portrayed the bills _ the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act _ as an attack on a...

US says al-Qaida magazine got into Guantanamo cell

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, investigators on a speed boat examine the hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after a terrorist explosion ripped a hole in the destroyer, killing 17 sailors. A copy of a magazine published by an arm...

Snow-laden Alaska towns dig out from huge pile-up

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, snow and ice are plowed on a roadway in Valdez, Alaska. Valdez, a snow magnet about 120 miles east of Anchorage, has received almost 27 feet of snow this winter, compared with the more than 15 feet for the same time period in...

Santorum fights back against critics with barbs

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks on the USS Yorktown, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Searching for traction, Rick Santorum is on the attack these days...